There's a pretty significant difference in the flammability between an Lithium 
Ion battery vs a Lithium Iron battery.  That's why I have a 4# Lithium Iron 
EarthX battery in my KR.

-Jeff Scott
Arkansas Ozarks.  

> Sent: Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 5:15 PM
> From: "Flesner via KRnet" <>
> To: "Mike Stirewalt via KRnet" <>
> Cc: "Flesner" <>
> Subject: Re: KR> Electric KR, New Zealand
> On 6/16/2020 4:41 PM, Mike Stirewalt via KRnet wrote:
> > Robin is replacing a HAPI with a 60 HP electric motor and is building his
> > own battery modules with batteries (1865 Lithium Iron) bought in China!
> > His email follows.  I'm posting this with the hope that others interested
> > in electrics can share information with each other.  Robin's email is
> > above.
> +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> I'd suggest he take one of those LI-ON 18650 cells outside, short it 
> out, then re-evaluate flying with hundreds of them under the cowl.  I've 
> accidentally shorted them out rebuilding battery packs and it ain't a 
> pretty picture.  That technology is like a woman. You better treat it 
> right.  Some other forms of LI-ON are more forgiving.
> Larry Flesner

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